Sunflower is and was used in beauty treatments for centuries. Here’s a short list of the benefits offered by sunflower seeds, as well as a few beauty treatments based on sunflower seeds and petals which you can easily try at home:
Benefits of raw and organic sunflower seeds:
- Cellular deterioration control, therefore cancer prevention
- Calcium, magnesium, copper
- Nerve calming, stress-control, migraine relief
- Vitamin E, UV combating
- Anti-inflammatory properties, pain relief (skin rashes, ulcer, joint pains, asthma)
- Bad cholesterol combating
Natural beauty treatments based on raw, organic sunflower seeds:
Hair: Sunflower can help your refresh you natural hair color. Place a quarter of a cup of sunflower petals in a small pot and add 2 cups of boiling water and leave to cool down. Strain the liquid. Wash your hair as usual and then wet your hair with this treatment. It is not to be rinsed. Repeat the procedure for several days in a row to get best results.
Skin: Mash up half a cup of raw and organic sunflower seeds until you get a powder. Add a few teaspoons of water so that you obtain a paste. Rub the paste on your face and neck and then rinse. Keep the rest in a seal-tight jar, in the fridge until next use.
Body: Combine a tablespoon of sunflower oil with a quarter of a cup of delicate and creamy liquid soap and a quarter of a cup of water. Pour the mixture in your bath water and make sure you stay in there for 20 minutes. Rinse and apply moisturizer all over.
Nails: Warm up a cup of sunflower oil and soak your nails in it until it cools down. This is a great natural remedy for brittle nails. It will leave your nails stronger and smooth.